Westwood is a very small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 1,534 people and just one neighborhood, Westwood is the 147th largest community in Kansas.
Real Estate Prices
Westwood real estate is some of the most expensive in Kansas, although Westwood house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Westwood is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 95.81% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Westwood is a city of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westwood who work in management occupations (18.71%), sales jobs (12.26%) and teaching (10.97%).
Also of interest is that Westwood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Westwood is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Westwood is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Westwood a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Westwood has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Westwood’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Being a small city, Westwood does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.